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RARE SALMON PHENOTYPES COULD SERVE AS KEY TO CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE
Cordoleani et al. (2021). Nature Climate Change 11:982-988.
Nearly all the surviving adults that had previously migrated as juveniles during particularly dry and warm years belonged to the ‘late’ phenotype, indicating that selection favored this type over ‘early’ or ‘intermediate’ types. Check out the Science Spotlight.
COHO MASS DIE-OFFS CAUSED BY TIRE CHEMICAL UNDERSCORES GROWING IMPACTS OF URBANIZATION ON PACIFIC SALMON
Tian et al. (2021). Science 371:185-89.
In this study, comprehensive testing of tire-related chemicals determined that 6PPD-quinone, a transformation product of the tire protectant 6PPD, is lethal to coho salmon at concentrations common in urban streams following rainstorms. Check out the Science Spotlight.
Effects of logging on salmon habitat may take decades to fully emerge
Reid et al. (2020). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 77:1780-93.
Logging is common throughout Pacific Coast watersheds, yet our understanding of how forestry practices affect freshwater systems remains incomplete. In Carnation Creek, legacy effects of logging continue to reverberate throughout the riparian environment and impair coho habitat nearly 40 years after the end of logging activities. Check out the Science Spotlight.
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